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04/07/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Prof Sean Hill

Sean Hill, Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine visited IT'IS as a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series with a talk on "The Multiscale Brain: Linking Genes, Brain States, Behavior and the Clinic."

 
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30/06/2018

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IT’IS Paper Selected for the June 2018 Cover of Veterinary and Comparative Oncology

A paper co-authored by several researchers of the IT’IS Foundation, “Novel hyperthermia applicator system allows adaptive treatment planning: Preliminary clinical results in tumour-bearing animal”, is on the cover of the June 2018 issue of the June 2018 issue of the journal.

 
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19/06/2018

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Perfusion Phantom Debut at ISMRM-ESMRBM 2018 in Paris

IT’IS showcased the new perfusion phantom designed for the EU-EMPIR project “Metrology for multi-modality imaging of impaired tissue perfusion” before the official opening of the ISMRM-ESMRMB 2018 joint meeting.

 
Update from the Recent Meeting of IEC TC106 and ICES TC34 in Paris
08/06/2018

Update from the Recent Meeting of IEC TC106 and ICES TC34 in Paris

Experts of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee (TC) 106 and the International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) TC34 continued their rapid pace on the formulation of standards for electromagnetic (EM) exposure assessment. IEC TC106 and ICES TC34 met jointly to draft EM exposure assessment standards in Paris from June 4‒7, 2018. The meeting was graciously hosted by French regulatory agency Agence Nationale des Frequencies (ANFR). Following the completion of two significant specific absorption rate (SAR) standards, the focus of this meeting was on preparation for the realization of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) communication technologies. Robust and high-quality exposure assessment are key to providing public confidence in the safety of these systems.

These Joint Working Groups (JWG), established by IEC and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) last year, have the mandate to complete two standards for exposure assessment of millimeter wave devices by 2020, when 5G rollout is expected. At millimeter wave frequencies (10‒300 GHz), the basic restriction (BR) for human exposure to EM fields is based on power density (PD). This is a new frontier in exposure assessment, and many questions are being asked about how best to assess PD in subjects in the near field of the radiating device. The IT'IS Foundation is among a group of leading researchers who are working on this issue. The committee drafts of both standards are scheduled to be completed at our next meeting in September in Stockholm.

At the Paris meeting, it was decided to use a performance-based approach for the 5G measurement standard. This open approach allows equipment makers to develop innovative measurement techniques, with strong emphasis on validation and verification applied to ensure high confidence in the results.

This was the inaugural meeting of IEEE Project Team 1528.7 to develop guidelines for IoT exposure assessment. The goal is to clarify testing requirements and procedures for a wide range of IoT use cases. The challenges being discussed include how to evaluate exposure from multiple IoT devices and from devices operating simultaneously at different frequency bands.

Within the last 12 months, IEC TC106 and ICES TC34 completed several exposure assessment standards:

  • IEC TR 62905: technical report (TR) for exposure evaluation of wireless power transfer (WPT) devices, such as electric vehicle chargers and wireless mobile phone charging pads
  • IEC PAS 63151: publicly available specification (PAS) on the use of vector measurement-based systems for SAR measurement of wireless devices
  • IEC/IEEE 62704-1: general requirements for the use of FDTD for numerical assessments of SAR
  • IEC/IEEE 62704-2: specific requirements for the use of FDTD for SAR calculations of vehicle-mounted antennas
  • IEC/IEEE 62704-3: specific requirements for the use of FDTD for SAR calculations of mobile phones

This fast pace of achievement shows no sign of slowing. The group also celebrated the completion of two draft standards that are being prepared for voting:

  • IEC/IEEE 62209-1528: SAR measurement standard for hand-held and body-worn wireless devices
  • IEC 62209-3: SAR measurement standard for vector measurement-based systems
IEC TC106 Meeting Paris June 2018

Members of IEC TC106 and ICES TC34 met in Paris from June 4‒7, 2018 to further discuss EM exposure assessment standardization.

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04/06/2018

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Members of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering Visit IT'IS

Members of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering (SSBE) visited the IT'IS Foundation on Friday, 1 June 2018.

 
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01/06/2018

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Radio Oncology Team of Cantonal Hospital Aarau Visits IT'IS

Members of the Radio-Oncology Center of the Cantonal Hospitals of Aarau (KSA) and Baden (KSB) visted the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, 31 May 2018.

 
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28/05/2018

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EUROSTARS RESTORE Project Workshop

The second workshop of the EUROSTARS project RESTORE was hosted by ZMT at Z43 on May 25, 2018.

 
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11/04/2018

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Meeting of IEC TC106 WG9 and New Project Team for WPT Compliance Hosted by IT’IS April 10–11

Z43 was the site of the latest meeting of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee (TC) 106 Working Group (WG) 9, held April 10 – 11 April 2018, convened by Dr. Teruo Onishi and hosted by the IT’IS Foundation, with sponsoring by Schmid & Partner Engineering (SPEAG). The 2-day meeting included the inauguration of the new Project Team (PT) 63184, established after the October 2017 plenary meeting of TC106 in Melbourne, Australia to formulate the basic standard for exposure to wireless power transfer (WPT) systems over the frequency range 1 kHz – 10 MHz.

 
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30/03/2018

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Surprising Outcome of the Peer Review of the Draft Technical Reports of National Toxicology Program’s Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rodents

On March 26 – 28, 2018, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) conducted an intense peer review of draft technical reports of the results of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) study of exposure of rodents to radiofrequency radiation. The public review process was attended by members of the public and was broadcast live from the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. Scientists responsible for the studies made presentations to a panel of external experts on the methodologies used in the studies and the evaluation of the results and answered questions.